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Women’s Height Linked to Cancer Risk

July 25, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Height was linked to cancers of the breast, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovary, rectum, and thyroid, as well as to multiple myeloma and melanoma...  

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Recent Study Reveals Physicians Prefer Topical Delivery for Drug Delivery Technology, Such as a Transdermal Patch

July 25, 2013 12:20 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA), a wound management and drug delivery company, is making strides to take advantage of the $142 billion drug delivery market by launching a preclinical proof-of-principal study of an experimental hydrogel transdermal patch containing lidocaine. 

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Second Sight eyes $10M funding round | Wall Street Beat

July 25, 2013 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Second Sight Medical is hoping to raise $10.5 million, according to a regulatory filing, as it brings its "bionic eye" Argus II retinal implant to the U.S. market. The device, comprised of an eyeglass-mounted camera and an electrical stimulator implanted in the eye, works by converting video images captured by a miniature camera housed in the patient's glasses...

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Johnson & Johnson subsidiary gets Class I recall for implantable infusion pumps

July 25, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA puts its highest-risk label on a recall of programmable infusion pumps made by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. Codman's implanted MedStream pumps were recalled over a potential defect in a component that measures the contents of the pump reservoir.

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Digital Prostheses for Music and Dance

July 25, 2013 11:18 am | by IDMIL | Videos | Comments

These digital musical instruments are designed in the form of prostheses to make music by utilizing the performer's movements in a non-traditional way. They were designed and created by Joe Malloch and Ian Hattwick at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory at McGill University.

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Clinical Trial Completed on New Two-Part Heart Valve

July 25, 2013 11:08 am | by ValveXchange | News | Comments

Surgeons in Europe have completed clinical trials on the world’s first serviceable bioprosthetic heart valve, paving the way for the CE mark and commercial sale of an advanced heart valve that eliminates many common problems for cardiac valve patients.

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The Pulse: How to Patent Bone

July 25, 2013 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we’re patenting new biomaterial to make artificial bones, creating pain-free prosthetics, using ultrasound waves to improve your mood, and using magnets to steer stem cells.                 

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Tattoo Biosensor Warns When Athletes Are About to 'Hit the Wall'

July 25, 2013 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new biosensor, applied to the human skin like a temporary tattoo, can alert marathoners, competitive bikers and other “extreme” athletes that they’re about to “bonk,” or “hit the wall,” scientists are reporting.       

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IBIS Could Make Keyhole Robotic Surgery Cheaper

July 25, 2013 10:44 am | by Diginfonews | Videos | Comments

The IBIS system, developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, uses many off-the shelf devices to perform the same or similar tasks that the more well-known da Vinci surgical robot can perform. Essentially, providing a quality keyhole surgery technology for potentially one tenth the cost, according to the researchers.

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A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer ... From a Teenager

July 25, 2013 10:12 am | Videos | Comments

Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.

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Stem Cell Research Reveals Clues to Epilepsy Origins and Possible Treatment

July 25, 2013 10:00 am | by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease, and may help in the search for better medicines to treat all kinds of seizure disorders. The findings, reported by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues, use a technique that could be called "epilepsy in a dish".

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Workspace Solutions for Manufacturing Facilities

July 24, 2013 5:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation offers a wide variety of storage and workstation solutions to improve efficiency and organization in manufacturing facilities. Lista’s modular workbenches and workstations are ideally suited for use in cellular manufacturing, world class manufacturing, and lean manufacturing initiatives.

New Multi-Mono Series Achieves Higher Material-Burst Strength

July 24, 2013 5:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Market demand for increased product-burst strength is more important than ever for many newer extrusion applications, which include medical tubing, irrigation hoses, automotive fuel lines, pipes, and more. Guill engineers have taken this problem head on with their newly designed Multi-Mono extrusion tooling line.

Tiny Lab Under the Skin

July 24, 2013 5:32 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Amid yet more claims of illegal drug-taking by high-profile athletes, scientists in Switzerland say they may have found a foolproof way to prevent the use of banned substances in sports. They say their chip implant, designed to monitor naturally-occurring substances in the blood, could also be used as a weapon against drug cheats.

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Standard and Custom Probes at Clinical Lab Expo

July 24, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diba Industries will feature its extensive line of probes and fluid connection systems at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Clinical Lab Expo in Houston. Attendees can visit booth No. 2605 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston July 30 to Aug. 1 to view Diba’s fluidics products.

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